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User Reviews for Diclofenac to treat Period Pain

Also known as: Voltaren, Cataflam, Cambia, Zorvolex, Zipsor, Lofena

Diclofenac has an average rating of 8.4 out of 10 from a total of 62 ratings for the treatment of Period Pain. 82% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 10% reported a negative effect.

Diclofenac Rating Summary

8.4/10 average rating

62 ratings from 65 user reviews.

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Reviews for Diclofenac

Noor · Taken for 2 to 5 years November 20, 2020

“diclofenac helps Period Pain a lot like magic!! I have a very strong pain but this helps a lot it reduces the pain, I've been using for years and I haven't noticed any side effects.. You have to try it!!!!”

10 / 10
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Lovediclo · Taken for 10 years or more July 21, 2020

“I stumbled upon this drug diclofenac for my period pain and I am so thankful that I did. I take the 100mg diclomol and I've been taking it for almost 12 years now. My dad would use it for arthritis pain and one day when I was 18 I was cramping with my period and decided to try it and VOILA pain was gone. Nothing else worked for me from brustan (this would last like two hours and I'd be in pain again) to ibuprofen and panadol. So since that day I've always used this medicine. It even got me through my copper IUD insertion and the PAINFUL CRAMPS that came with it. I've had my IUD for two years and diclomol still works when I have period pain just like it did before my IUD. I really recommend this drug however if you have acidity issues please don't take it. I also love the fact that it's a slow release tablet and I don't need to take more than one even in a day or two if the pain is really severe. Currently on my period and an hour ago I was in pain but now the relief is so good. Girls try it!!!”

9 / 10
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Hoan Hua · Taken for 10 years or more December 1, 2019

Cataflam (diclofenac): “BEEN USING FOR 12 YRS Tips when using cataflam: - if you want it to kick in faster: take the pill with empty stomach then eat 10 mins later, take it with warm water, take it before the cramps begin otherwise it will take like an hour to start working. - YOU SHOULDN'T: drinking anything with caffeine might affect the drug, don't drink anything that is cold, has ice, avoid spicy food, avoid intense workout. Personal experience: I don't think we should take more than 2 pills within 1 hour. I once took a pill and another about 30 mins later, ended up in the hospital throwing up because the dose was too high :( but the pain was so bad I swear my period was going to be the end of me ... Cataflam’s been saving my ass for 12 yrs now. When I first came to US, I packed 2-year supply of cataflam because nothing else works for me and I’m kinda afraid to try new things now.”

9 / 10
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SactoGal March 16, 2009

Voltaren (diclofenac): “My doctor prescribed Voltaren after an extremely painful IUD insertion and subsequent cramping. I've never had cramps like these before. I'd literally be curled up in the fetal position, unable to even talk. Depending on the level of pain, this either completely eradicated it or made it totally bearable, and lasted for 12 hours at a stretch. Voltaren is wonderful and I'm glad my doctor recommended it over a narcotic painkiller.”

9 / 10
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ChrisMary February 25, 2014

Cataflam (diclofenac): “Cataflam is a miracle for my period pain. I have suffered for years and wouldn't be even able to walk a few steps with the horrible pain. I've tried everything from Meftalspas to spasmoproxivonne, Brufen, Panadol, etc.. nothing works. With Cataflam in just half an hour my pain is completely gone. I take it every 8 hours in my first two days.”

10 / 10
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Pat_ventura March 7, 2016

Cataflam (diclofenac): “This miracle drug has saved me so many times. I suffer from unbearable abdominal pains from ovulation to period... It's very effective and goes directly to the source of ANY other pain I suffer. Whoever invented it should be called a hero.!!”

10 / 10
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Mikki · Taken for less than 1 month October 30, 2019

“I don't get period pain every month, but the months I do, I REALLY DO. I started by taking 2 panadol at 1 PM there was no change by 2.30pm. My Doctor sent over diclofenac and I took 2 at 4.30, after an hour the pain was bearable and I went to lie down. I woke up at 7.30pm and the pain was COMPLETELY gone. I was so happy”

7 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month August 21, 2012

“I usually have REALLY bad period pain, and it was becoming a real problem to deal with, particularly at school. I tried several other medicines, like paracetemol, but they weren't very effective, even after taking 3 within a few hours of each other. I tried 1 x 50mg diclofenac tablet, and after about an hour, all my pain was gone. It's been about 4 hours now, and I'm still 100% pain-free.”

9 / 10
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Amira506 · Taken for 2 to 5 years April 16, 2018

Cataflam (diclofenac): “I always have very painful periods every month to the point where I can't stomach to eat, or much less smell food. I can't move out of bed or even speak a proper sentence. But cataflam is truly a life saver. I take two 50mg pills about every 5 to 6 hours and it reduces my pain drastically. My pain is only really bad on the first 2 days so after those 2 days I don't take anymore pills and just bare the little cramps I tend to get. BUT I have noticed that if I take the pills before my cycle arrives, it tends to delay my cycle a bit, other than that I love cataflam”

10 / 10
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voltaren ampoule · Taken for less than 1 month October 4, 2015

Voltaren (diclofenac): “Since i got my period when I was 12 years I experience an unbearable pain that stops my life completely accompanied by vomiting and diarrhea and so many times went to hospital emergency. I may faint of pain all the ppl arround me know what i suffer in school, university or at work Voltaren ampoule worked well so far to extent that i can give myself the injection in the butt like a boss It makes me sleepy and from the huge pain I feel dizzy head and very tired but its better than the pain for sure I wish there would be no side effects in the long run .. I'm 26 years now .”

9 / 10
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zee24 May 25, 2015

Cataflam (diclofenac): “Its the best medicine for period pain so far.. I usually experience severe pain in my abdomen .. I take up to 4 pills every 6 hours on my first days.. but to be honest its a magical medicine. I recommend it to every women that cant bare her period pain”

9 / 10
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Pari June 14, 2018

“I have very, very bad period pain along with vomiting. I take these tablets some times it works but most of the time I have to use an injection of diclofenac I feel very stressed before n during this time Unbearable pain”

8 / 10
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Bhc · Taken for less than 1 month October 29, 2019

“With my period I had horrible cramps and blood clots that would be the size of my palm. Pain was so bad I had to be wheel chaired out of school and sent to the hospital. They prescribed this medicine to me after being on different things like oxy for my pain - that didn't help. Hated the feeling of it. But diclofenac was my savior. Everything got better after two hours and the pain has completely gone. Love it.”

10 / 10
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Lina20 October 6, 2015

“This morning (my first day) I was shaking and in tears. That's how bad my cramps have become during the past year. I was given a diclofenac (voltaren) injection 30 min ago and now am almost completely at ease. Considering that I'd tried nearly everything (ibuprofen, panadol ex, buscopan, spasm relaxers etc etc), I'm umderstandably excited and can't wait to share this. I tried the tablets last month and this morning but they aren't as effective as the injection. My advice is if it's debilitating - definetely go for the injection ASAP. Don't wait.”

9 / 10
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Hnguyen95 March 19, 2016

Cataflam (diclofenac): “My sister used to work for Novartis, a company which produces Caraflam. I remembered the first few months of my period, I didn't feel painful as how I do now. My other sisters always need to take Caraflam. So when I couldn't bear the cramps anymore I took it, it started working about an hour later, I didn't feel painful anymore. Even though my sisters are pharmacists, they always told me that the less medicines I take, the better it would be. So I tried not to use it. It was the worst ever, I took one, it didn't work well when it reached the max of pain. I threw up and took another one. After an hour, it worked. So if you decide to use Caraflam, take it before it's painful.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous September 22, 2008

Cataflam (diclofenac): “This is the best medication I have ever used for painful periods. (It actually helped my sinus pain, as well.) I experienced no grogginess and no side effects, very just soothing and complete pain relief.”

10 / 10
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Its_me · Taken for 1 to 2 years February 26, 2015

Cataflam (diclofenac): “Cataflam has helped but I have to take at least 4 - 6 a day to be able to survive the pain of my period. But once it starts working I feel so much better I have tried so much but only this works for me.”

7 / 10
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Els April 7, 2018

Cataflam (diclofenac): “I can’t actually believe this works 1 and half hour in my pain has gone I took two 50g tablets I took one more now although I have hardly have any pain but just incase and I’ll take another in the morning. Really I’m shocked for so long I been crying in excruciating pain thinking I’m having a miscarriage or have something wrong with me Alhamdulilah so happy about this finding.”

10 / 10
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best thing for period cramps February 24, 2021

“I do not get period cramps every month but when I do, THEY ARE BADDD. I’ve tried everything from acetaminophen to ibuprofen to CBD creams but nothing, I repeat, nothing works like Diclofenac does. The only downside (from my experience) is that it makes me sleepy, like I can barely stay awake for the first hour or so after I take it but after that I'm great... works like magic.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 6 months to 1 year April 13, 2015

Cataflam (diclofenac): “Cataflam is the best OTC for period pain. I can function properly now. I use to take 2 panadol tablets which are pretty useless. I end up feeling nausea and tired. Do take this at the first sign of period for best results. It will be too late to take it when the pain starts.”

9 / 10
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Eka babe · Taken for 2 to 5 years July 17, 2013

Cataflam (diclofenac): “Cataflam is a life saver but it takes about an hour after swallowing to start working. I take 2 at a 6 hr interval and can take up to six at the end of the day, but that's only for the first day of the period. ”

9 / 10
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doo-shine September 23, 2017

“I have had menstrual pain for years. I have used used drugs like ibrufen, feldin and others but only ended up with another pain (upper abdominal pain) it was so bad that I decided to write my final project on menstrual pain. It was during that time of research that I came across diclofenac as a pain relief. I immediately switched to using it and its being very helpful.I find the brand by hovid very effective. The pink one it's 100mg. I take just tab a day and I can run around. Although it takes about 30mins or more sometimes to start working, but once it starts the rest of my day is smooth .Then I take as soon as I'm up the next day. For a better effect I start to take as soon as I start having pre-menstural pain. It is great. I'm so glad I stumbled across it.”

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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 8, 2018

“Every month I got my severe period pain. It hurt that bad I'm not able to walk and doing any chores. I often skip classes at university for the first 3 days during period. I took several medicines to relieve my pain such naproxen, acetaminophen but the reaction is slow and minor. After I take diclofenac sodium 150mg my pain become lesser and faster..”

7 / 10
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Quadaaaa April 28, 2009

Cataflam (diclofenac): “Cataflam is so far the only medication, OTC or otherwise, that has done anything to help with my menstrual cramps. It allows me to function at a basically normal level during my period. The pain is not entirely gone but Cataflam seems to keep it manageable.”

9 / 10
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Caramel · Taken for less than 1 month August 14, 2018

“I have taken 3 so far since I’ve gotten them yesterday my periods have been very..... BAD since I got my tubes tied In 2008. The first 3 days are horrible - seriously. But since I’ve taken the diclofenac my cramps are no longer bad at all. I feel good but it’s making my period go off I’m trying to see if it’s suppose to do that. Also I keep having diarrhea from the medicine that’s my only problem”

9 / 10
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